Patient care a family affair at Newcastle-Under-Lyme eye hospital

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mother and daughter Lisa Moors and Hannah Young won’t have to wait until next Sunday to spend time together - the pair work side-by-side, caring for hundreds of cataract surgery patients each week...

Fairytale published to encourage children to wear glasses

The Amazing Fairy Glasses is the first book published by author Katy Tainton, of Neath, South Wales. Katy felt the need to write a book aimed at helping young children who wear glasses when her eldest daughter Belle was diagnosed...

Optical bodies band together in name of sustainability

A group of key optical bodies representing practitioners, practice owners and suppliers has come together to release a statement of intent with aims for the professions and industry in terms of long term environmental sustainability. Harjit Sandhu, Managing Director at...

Glaucoma UK launches new step-by-step guide to help patients with eye drops

Glaucoma UK, the leading charity in the country for people living with glaucoma, has launched a new easy read guide to help patients put in their eye drops.

New initiative lifts barriers to cataract care for people with disabilities and dementia

Picture books and personalised videos - SpaMedica rolls out scheme to benefit vulnerable NHS cataract patients across country

New editorial coordinator joins the Eye News team

We are delighted to announce that Chris Henson will be joining the Eye News team as editorial coordinator from this week.

Medical and eye health teams defy odds to deliver treatments for trachoma in Ethiopia, but millions worldwide risk return of disease amid UK aid cuts

Ophthalmologists, nurses, and eye health workers in Ethiopia defied the odds to treat millions with trachoma-fighting antibiotics and surgeries - despite cuts to UK Aid assistance threatening eye care. This World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day Orbis, the international eye care...

Could you mentor budding ophthalmologists in London?

King’s College London Ophthalmology Society is looking for ophthalmologists from any level based in a London hospital that would be able to give guidance and support to a medical student.

Esme’s Umbrella becomes first CBS charity in the world

Esme’s Umbrella – the Campaign to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) – has been given charity status by the England and Wales Charity Commission.

Eye News announces new partnership

We are delighted to announce we are now media partners of King's College London Ophthalmology Society.

Unique exhibition conveys experience of visual impairment

The exhibition ‘Windows of the Soul’, part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London, has been pioneered by a combination of young scientists, clinicians and artists, some of whom are visually impaired themselves.

Charity partners celebrate 10 years in Zambia

Vision Aid Overseas and Specsavers are celebrating 10 years of working together.